Walk for Alzheimer's

Update on COVID-19 and the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's in Nova Scotia

April 28, 2020 — The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's has moved online!

COVID-19 has changed the world – and our community– as we know it. Amongst the chaos, one thing stands true: Nova Scotia’s strength of spirit. It is in our first responders, our health care heroes, essential workers, neighbours helping neighbours and it is in YOU. That’s why this year for The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s we are still planning to come together as a community for an Online Walk!

We are asking participants to hold their own Walk events in whatever manner suits their situation. You can fundraise and register just like always, but your event might look a little different. You could do a 5km walk around your neighbourhood, have a family dance party in your living room, or your walk team can have a stair climbing competition. Whatever works for your team, your family, and your situation!

Register and start fundraising today at www.walkns.ca

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March 19, 2020 — The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia wants you to know that we are thinking of you during these challenging times and we hope that you and your family stay safe and healthy. If you need assistance or have questions about your dementia journey, please contact us on our toll free InfoLine 1-800-611-6345. We're still here to help.

We are so grateful that you’ve registered for the 2020 IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s. The event is the Alzheimer Society’s flagship fundraiser and an instrumental way to support people affected by dementia.

Held every year on the first Sunday of May, the event is an opportunity for people to remember and celebrate people in their lives who have been affected by dementia, while raising funds to support people living with the disease today and to enable research into the causes and cure for the disease.

Given the current news surrounding COVID-19, we are unable to hold group walks. This decision was informed by recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Government of Nova Scotia, and public health officials in Nova Scotia.  We are honouring their recommendations as we are committed to ensuring the safety of our participants, staff, volunteers, and their family and friends.

While we are disappointed we won’t see you in person on the day, we have some exciting plans in the works to come together, so stay tuned!

Even though it will look different this year, together, we will still remember and celebrate people affected by dementia and fundraise to make a difference for people affected by the disease.

We wish you the best of luck coping with the new way of doing things and will talk to you soon!

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn at [email protected].

Last Updated: 05/06/2020